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8 June, 2015

Low FODMAP Radish leaf pesto

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Radish leaves are a bitter green with a prickly texture.  But when you purée them with a sweet nut it balances out to make a bright spread to use as a dip, add to salad dressings or to use on meat.  Enjoy our version of this pesto!
1 bunch of radish leaves washed well

1/4 cup nuts (any type of sweet nut like almonds.  I would avoid pine nuts in this recipe)

3 tablespoons Olive oil/garlic infused olive oil 

2 ounces Parmesan cheese

Good pinch of salt and pepper
Add the nuts and cheese to the food processor and process until it is the consistency of chunky sand.  

Add the radish leaves and pulse to break them up.  

Drizzle in the oil, just enough to losen up the mixture.  If you have garlic infused oil use it but if you only have olive oil it will be great.  Add a good pinch of salt and pepper just remember the cheese is salty too.

Use as a dip for vegetables, spread for sandwiches or sesame crackers.  Use as a topping for gluten free pasta.  Use on top of chicken breasts for pesto baked chicken.


One thought on : Low FODMAP Radish leaf pesto

  • October 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I suppose it’s aaulctly a basic pesto with lots of fresh lemon juice and finely grated lemon zest added the lemon ends up being pretty pronounced. As for the herb/green component, I’ve done the lemon with basil, flat leaf parsley, arugula or a combination, all with good results.

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